Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Supreme Court grants interim bail to Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The Supreme Court directed Ashish Mishra to inform the concerned court about his location. The country’s top court also made it clear that any attempt by Ashish Mishra or ...
 

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The Supreme Court directed Ashish Mishra to inform the concerned court about his location. The country’s top court also made it clear that any attempt by Ashish Mishra or his family to influence witnesses and delay the trial could lead to cancellation of his bail.

The apex court in its order also said that Ashish Mishra cannot reside in Uttar Pradesh or Delhi and its adjoining areas while out on bail. He has been ordered to leave Uttar Pradesh within a week.

 

 

Significantly, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday opposed the bail plea of ​​Ashish, one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, and told the Supreme Court that his crime was “serious and heinous”. Uttar Pradesh Garima Prasad told a bench of Justice Suryakant and Justice JK Maheshwari that the offense was serious.

“It is a serious and heinous crime and (granting bail) will send a wrong message to the society,” he said after the court asked what were the grounds for opposing the bail plea.

On October 3, 2021, eight people were killed in violence at Tikunia in Lakhimpur Kheri district when farmers were protesting, with Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya visiting the area at the time.

According to the Uttar Pradesh Police’s FIR, four farmers were run over by the SUV in which Ashish Mishra was sitting. Following the incident, angry farmers allegedly lynched a driver and two BJP workers. A journalist also died in the violence.

According to the Uttar Pradesh Police’s FIR, four farmers were run over by the SUV in which Ashish Mishra was sitting. Following the incident, angry farmers allegedly lynched a driver and two BJP workers. A journalist also died in the violence.

On December 6 last year, a trial court had framed charges against Ashish Mishra and 12 others for the alleged offenses of murder, criminal conspiracy and others in connection with the death of protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. trial.

A total of 13 accused, including Ashish Mishra, have been booked under IPC sections 147 and 148 for rioting, 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) has been done. or means), 427 (mischief) and 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy), and section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

The other 12 accused are Ankit Das, Nandan Singh Bisht, Latif Kale, Satyam alias Satya Prakash Tripathi, Shekhar Bharti, Sumit Jaiswal, Ashish Pandey, Lavkush Rana, Shishu Pal, Ullas Kumar alias Mohit Trivedi, Rinku Rana and Dharmendra Banjara. Are included. All of them are in jail.

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